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NFA | Enforcement Actions: NFA issues $200,000 fine against New York forex firm Alpari US LLC

For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Karen Wuertz (312) 781-1335, kwuertz@nfa.futures.org Larry Dyekman (312) 781-1372, ldyekman@nfa.futures.org NFA issues $200,000 fine against New York forex firm Alpari US LLC July 26, Chicago - National Futures Association (NFA) has ordered Alpari US LLC , a futures commission merchant and forex dealer Member located in New York City, to pay a $200,000 fine as a result of an NFA Complaint filed in June 2012 and a settlement offer submitted by Alpari and two of the firm's principals, Jermaine C. Harmon and Richard A. Lani . The Decision, issued by NFA's Business Conduct Committee, found Alpari violated several NFA requirements, including improperly cancelling forex trades and removing profits from customer accounts, failing to timely report trade data and other required information to NFA, failing to observe high standards of commercial honor, failing to comply with NFA's Enhanced Supervisory Req

NFA | Enforcement Actions: permanently bars Auburn, Alabama futures firm, TS Capital Management

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  For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Larry Dyekman (312) 781-1372, ldyekman@nfa.futures.org Karen Wuertz (312) 781-1335, kwuertz@nfa.futures.org NFA permanently bars Auburn, Alabama futures firm, TS Capital Management June 18, Chicago - National Futures Association (NFA) has permanently barred TS Capital Management LLC (TS Capital), a commodity pool operator located in Auburn, Alabama. The Decision was rendered by NFA's Business Conduct Committee (BCC). On October 26, 2011, NFA issued a Member Responsibility Action against TS Capital Management (see previous press release ). NFA's BCC subsequently issued a Complaint against TS Capital on April 2, 2012, alleging that TS Capital provided false and misleading information to NFA concerning the operations of the firm and its affiliates and about numerous transactions, including bank deposits and wire transfer activity and the source of the funds for deposits. In addition, the Complaint

NFA | Enforcement Actions: NFA takes emergency enforcement action against Texas firm J Hansen Investments LLC and its principal, Jonathan Hansen

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For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Larry Dyekman (312) 781-1372, ldyekman@nfa.futures.org Karen Wuertz (312) 781-1335, kwuertz@nfa.futures.org NFA takes emergency enforcement action against Texas firm J Hansen Investments LLC and its principal, Jonathan Hansen February 27, Chicago - National Futures Association (NFA) announced today that it has taken an emergency enforcement action against J Hansen Investments LLC (JHI) and its principal, Jonathan Hansen (Hansen). J Hansen Investments is an NFA Member commodity pool operator located in Houston, Texas and Hansen is also an NFA Associate. NFA has taken the Member Responsibility Action (MRA) and Associate Responsibility Action (ARA) because JHI and Hansen failed to cooperate with NFA's examination of the firm. NFA commenced an unannounced examination of JHI after the firm filed its annual questionnaire with NFA which indicated that the firm was operating a commodity pool even th

NFA | Enforcement Actions:: NFA takes emergency enforcement actions: against California firm Arista LLC and its principal, Abdul Walj

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For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Larry Dyekman (312) 781-1372, ldyekman@nfa.futures.org Karen Wuertz (312) 781-1335, kwuertz@nfa.futures.org NFA takes emergency enforcement action against California firm Arista LLC and its principal, Abdul Walji February 3, Chicago - National Futures Association (NFA) announced today that it has taken an emergency enforcement action against Arista LLC (Arista) and its principal, Abdul Sultan Walji also known as Abdul Valji. Arista is a NFA Member commodity pool operator located in Newport Coast, California and Walji is also an NFA Associate. NFA has taken the emergency enforcement because Arista and Walji have provided false and misleading information to NFA and Arista's investors concerning the firm's trading performance and its significant loss of investor funds. Arista and Walji's failure to cooperate has left NFA unable to determine whether Arista, Walji and Reniero Francisco, anothe

NFA | Enforcement Actions: NFA revokes registration of commodity trading advisor, William S. Scott

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For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Larry Dyekman (312) 781-1372, ldyekman@nfa.futures.org Karen Wuertz (312) 781-1335, kwuertz@nfa.futures.org October 12, Chicago - National Futures Association (NFA) has revoked the registration of William S. Scott of Miami, Florida. Scott is a Commodity Trading Advisor and is the sole principal and associated person (AP). A designated Subcommittee of NFA's Membership Committee issued the Final Order revoking registration because Scott is subject to an outstanding order from the Florida Supreme Court suspending his license to practice law in the state. Additionally, the Subcommittee found that Scott engaged in conduct, as described by the Florida Supreme Court's decision and corroborated at the hearing before the Subcommittee, that demonstrates a lack of honesty, an inability to comply with regulatory requirements and a potential for similar behavior in the futures industry. The Subcommittee